July 26, 2015

Great Photos Sell Homes – So Hire the Best

When I sell a client’s home, I want potential buyers to be completely captivated by the photographs that represent the home.  Nothing motivates a buyer more in desiring to see a home than high quality, architectural and design photos that highlight the very best of a property. Now a days, one can snap decent pictures with a good quality digital camera and that […]
July 20, 2015

Dueling Solar Energy Amendments

A group billing itself as Consumers for Smart Solar announced last week that it’s launching a petition drive to place a solar energy amendment on the 2016 ballot. The goal is to collect 700,000 signatures by early next year in order to qualify. This is an important and vital amendment aimed at preventing another group, Floridians for Solar Choice, from prevailing with their […]
September 10, 2014

Cool New Futuristic Building Materials

At the top of the cool building material chart is a company called uBeam who is leading the charge, so to speak, in wireless smartphone charging techniques.  uBeam is developing an ultrasonic sound transmitter that will fill a room with inaudible energy.  A receiver in your wireless device will be able to pick up the sound and […]
May 21, 2014

Unreal Custom Home Theaters

Interested in receiving first-run theatrical films in the privacy of your own home theater?  Prima Cinema allows you to do just that with a cinematic experience unlike any other. With a $35,000 Prima system, you can watch first-run movies for about $500 each in the comfort of your own home, on the same day many films debut in theaters. Movies […]
November 14, 2013

Quadcopter Fun with Aerial Drone Photography

Not only is the DJI Phantom 2 Vision ready-to-fly quadcopter the best adult toy on the market, it is the most amazing real estate tool for remote control aerial photography.  Amateur pilots can capture fantastic footage and see it in real time. The new Phantom 2 Vision comes with a custom 14 megapixel, 1080p camera with a 60-degree tilting gimbal, an […]
October 11, 2013

3-D Digital Models to Transform Real Estate Market

Sure, you can still visit a house, apartment or office building in person or view it through photographs and videos.   But how cool would it be to look at a 3-D digital model of a vacant home or office that allows you to walk through or decorate the space through your browser. New start-up companies, like Floored, are doing just […]
September 9, 2013

Apple’s New iPhone – Fingerprint ID? Can it Be Hacked?

Rumor has it that Apple is launching its new iPhone Tuesday with fingerprint authentication, a major new technology that should give Apple a leading edge in big markets like enterprise computing and mobile payments. It is possible that the fingerprint tech will be near the home button at the bottom of the device, the most […]
June 10, 2013

Problems with Buying and Selling Smart Homes…Get the CODE!

I’m not talking The Davinci Code here folks.  However, if you don’t have it, you’re dead in the water.  This is probably the most important piece of advice I can give the buyer who is making an offer on a luxury property with sophisticated home automation. You must have the Source Code or you can’t […]
June 2, 2013

Ultra Luxury Smart Home Technology

This is how it works!  You’re having a party and want to set the mood.  With one touch,  the lights turn on to a preset softness and color, the thermostat reduces the temperature, the fountains flow, the motorized shades retract, the music begins, the front gates open and the fireplace ignites.  Bing-bang-boom. Home automation is […]